Coaching Kids Curling

Funny Coaching Moments With Mike Gregotski & Greg Wilson

December 12, 2021 Season 1 Episode 73
Coaching Kids Curling
Funny Coaching Moments With Mike Gregotski & Greg Wilson
Show Notes

Coaching kids can be serious business, but not all the time! No matter how serious it gets, there are always moments of fun. In fact, they can be some of the most memorable moments of your coaching career. In today's episode, I share funny coaching moments with two previous guests of the podcast: Mike Gregotski of High Park Club and Greg Wilson of Brantford Golf & Country Club. Can those moments help improve your youth curling program?

Some of the topics we discuss:
* Watching small kids use a big scoreboard (3:16)
* How one coach surprised the juniors during a photo shoot (7:00)
* Finding out why kids chose a certain shot and the importance of listening (12:58)
* Letting kids innovate new drills and games like the "Brantford Drill" (17:23)
* What are some lessons we can take away from these funny moments? (26:00)
* The current curling situations for youth programs at High Park (29:05) and Brantford (29:48)
* Coach Glenn shares a curling joke! (31:50)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:

High Park Club (Toronto, ON) Web site:
https://www.highparkclub.com/

Brantford (ON) Golf & Country Club Web site:
https://brantfordgolfandcountryclub.com

Mike's E-mail:
littlerocks@highparkclub.com

Twitter:
@mgregotski

Greg's E-mail:
littlerocksbgcc@gmail.com

Follow our podcast on Twitter: @kidscurling

Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach who lives in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been the coordinator of the Little Rocks (U12) program at East York Curling Club in Toronto since 2011. If you have a question or feedback on the podcast, send us an e-mail at coachingkidscurling@gmail.com

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/The_Wake_1790/JoshWoodward-TheWake-NoVox-10-GoldenSunrise

By Josh Woodward
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward

Licensed under CC BY 3.0
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